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-- the white house says it's doing all it can to protect american personnel. >> and they won on the ground for syria's new international peace broker as he arrives for his first official talks. >> of the german chancellor teams up with a bunch of football legend's to tell gay soccer para -- tell gay soccer players is ok to come out. >> disgusting and reprehensible -- washington has denounced a low-budget film that has sparked deadly attacks on u.s. missions across the arab world. >> that tension is highest in egypt and libya. the u.s. has sent two warships close to the coast of libya after the american ambassador was killed two days ago. >> there is also violence in to nietzsche, iran, iraq and yemen, where four people have died. >> a mob of protesters stormed the u.s. embassy, pushing through security and torching carse compnd. . . . . . . . . . shots and tear gas in an attempt to control the crowd. finally, they managed to force the protestors back. >> we entered the embassy gates and raised the flag of the profit. if we -- if they repeat this, we will come back until the a
since acta city was twinned with lamjo. >>> u.s. secretary of state clinton urged southeast asian leaders to work together towards calm in the south china sea. she wants them to resolve territorial disputes with china without intimidation or use 6 force. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton says it is in the u.s. national interest to keep peace in the south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >> asean members met in july, but disagreements over cambodia, vietnam and philippines unsettled the talks. they couldn't agree on a joint statement. >>> u.s. forces stationed in afghanistan are suspending local police training in order to perform background checks. the move followed a series of deadly insider attacks. our bureau in bangkok has the details. >> 1,000 new afghan police recruits are in limbo as the u.s. halts training. trainees account for only a small fraction of all of
and the u.s. defense secretary have been discussing how to diffuse the tension between japan and china. gemba and panetta met. >> translator: we agreed that japan and the u.s. will work together to prevent japan/china relations from worsening. >> panetta met later in the day with japan's defense minister. panetta told reporters that tokyo and washington agreed the disputed islands are covered by the security treaty. but the u.s. will not take sides and urged both countries to act with restraint. >> the united states as a matter of policy does not take a position with regards to competing sovereignty claims. it is extremely important that diplomatic needs on both sides be used to try to constructively resolve these issues. >> the threat of more protests is prompting japanese firms in china to temporarily close factories and stores. panasonic has suspended operations at three factories until tuesday after protesters damaged buildings and equipment. electronics maker canon will halt operations at its factories for a day. mitsubishi chemical holdings will close operations at its beijing of
the road ahead would be difficult. it was revealed the u.s. economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below the 125,000 economists had been expecting. the unemployment rate dropped but the weak data played in to the hands of the opposition. >> republican presidential hopeful met romney said the jobs report proves obama's policies have not worked and no president since the great depression has been reelected with unemployment over 7.2%. >> more on the u.s. presidential election in a moment, but first on to the markets and weaker than expected unemployment data which was in focus. many are betting it will prompt further stimulus by the u.s. federal reserve. as a result, european stocks climbing higher ending their biggest weekly rally in three months. conrad sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> bad news from the american labor market's leading to buying stocks on the market. the situation in the labor market is very much linked to the speculation. the news in august, much fewer new jobs were created than economists had anticipated. soon, ben bernanke and the federal rese
people are dead and 28 wounded as protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. >> the pope brings a message of peace and reconciliation to 11 on, but his visit is also marred by deadly protests. violence is sweeping parts of the mideast in africa as protesters vent their anger over an anti-islam video. now, they are not just aiming their targets at the u.s. >> we go to sudan where thousands of demonstrators stormed the german and british embassies in the capital khartoum. reports says -- say they smashed windows before heading to the u.s. embassy. >> berlin says embassy staff are safe, but there are reports of one death near the u.s. mission. >> we will go live in just a moment, but first, we have this report. >> the violence erupted after friday prayers. an angry crowd stormed the german embassy in khartoum. smoke and flying rocks filled the air. their rage is directed toward germany and the west in general. >> when they insult our beliefs, our religion under the slogan of freedom and democracy, we say to hell with freedom and democracy when it touches religion and faith.
of bond buying following a similar steps by the european central bank and the u.s. that it. >> the bank of japan says it will pump extra 120 billion euros into the economy and its asset-buying program. hopes that the move will help to boost japan's recovery which has been slow down by weakening exports. >> the japanese central bank's monetary move helped to boost european markets. our markets correspondent sent us this report from the fink -- from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> japan was often the main driver of the german stock market and the massive bond buying program approved the move. the cheap money should help bring the economy back on track and this is good news for traders. the german dax closed with gains. the fact that the main central banks are providing money as cheap as ever is feeling the fear of inflation. the price of gold is seen as a protection against inflation. the price rose to its highest levels in six months and analysts expect new record highs. >> it's a defeat for investors in porsche who say the car maker lied to them. a german court has recommended porsche
the palestinians and the u.s. so it would not upset the elections or play a part in the elections in the u.s. >> we just heard netanyahu's answer to abbas' speech, but he also had other things on his mind. >> a large part of the speech, as expected, was dedicated to iran and its nuclear capability. this speech will probably go down in the history of the un because he brought a picture of a bomb and explain exactly with this picture where the world, according to him, should draw the line. he was speaking about a red line. that is where the world would have to intervene to make sure that iran does not get the nuclear bomb. he said that would probably make iran back down. that is his conviction. drawing a red line, he says, is for peace, not for. -- not for war. benjamin netanyahu is a very good order, so he made a very compelling case. >> that was max hoffman speaking to us earlier outside the united nations. we will take a closer look at life outside the palestinian territories coming up later. >> now we look at european debt problems, and the spanish government has unveiled a tough austerity budget
set ablaze in the capital and left can stand. a leader of hezbollah says the u.s. faces serious repercussions it allows the full video to be released. >> it was a rare appearance before the leader of hezbollah who has been in hiding since the 2006 war with israel. but he spoke to protesters rallying in beirut. he claimed recent demonstrations were the beginning of an uprising throughout the muslim world. he called for his followers to prevent the publication of " innocent of muslims" and said those responsible should be punished. >> of the united states is just using freedom of expression as an excuse. they need to understand publishing this film will have consequences. >> the controversy surrounding the low-budget film may have come just in time. his support for the long time has blocked ally assad angered many in the arab world. now he can claim to be a defender of the muslim faith. >> the german government is doing all it can to halt the film's public screening here. that decision has sparked a major confrontation with the opposition about censorship and free speech. >> it ce
-- >> the relationship turned sour. he fled the u.s. consulate and given permission that led to the toppling of julybo x -- of bo xilai. >> a taiwan-based company which assembles components for apple computers has closed one of its factories in northern china after a massive fight among its workers erupted at a company dormitory. >> around 2000 workers were involved. foxconn says the trouble started when a personal dispute got out of control. comments posted on the internet came -- claim that factory guards had severely beaten workers, which prompted a further escalation of violence. it is not clear how long this shutdown will last. we will check on the mood among german business leaders in just a minute. >> the mood is not very good. first, let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. >> flooding and landslides that killed at least 33 people in northeast india. heavy rain has caused rivers to overflow. more than 1 million people have had to flee their homes. authorities have sounded the alarm for the region. thousands of villages have been evacuated. >> chinese surveillance boats had
going on at the paralympics. don't go away. >> thanks for staying with us. could u.s. president barack obama windup addressing the democratic national convention in a rain down stadium on thursday? >> those are the fears of organizers who say the president's speech aiming to uplift the voters in the economic uncertainty could be drowned out by power of thunderstorms in the forecast. >> come rain or shine in charlotte, n.c., delegates are getting ready to pull out all stops like they do every four years when it is time to render their approval. >> she is campaigning for the reelection of president barack obama. she is the field director for the local democratic headquarters in columbia mayor washington. she will be a delicate at the party convention in charlotte, n.c. >> it's such an honor to be chosen, to be able to go to the convention as a delegate, especially being so young. i decided to talk with different people there, all the people who have much more experience than myself and learning from them. >> it gives democrats from across the nation the chance to network and there are hi
ignore the warning of the rating agencies that it might lower its credit rating if the u.s. doesn't match to reduce its national debt. >> will have more on that warning it later in the show. let's get a closer look at the market numbers. the blue chips were higher on the day. over in new york, the dow jones industrial average is continuing the trend, up by 0.5%. the euro dollar is trading for $1.58. the spanish prime minister says he will not accept any more money from the european union if it means being told what spending cuts he has to make. >> in a television interview, he said he is not prepared to cut pensions. the european central bank said last week that they're willing to buy unlimited amounts of bonds to bring down the borrowing costs, but he says he will not ask for help until he knows with strings are attached. the greek prime minister has been in talks on the eurozone crisis. >> he was welcomed by mario draghi at the bank's headquarters. greece's trying to persuade foreign lenders to release the latest installment of financial aid to help avoid bankruptcy. in return, athens w
redress their for passengers. thank you so very much. to the u.s. now where white house challenger mitt romney has been stumping in storm-ravaged new orleans to -- in a bid to burnish his presidential credentials ahead of the incumbent barack obama. >> the republican is seeking to build momentum by taking his campaign to the city where rescue crews are cleaning up after hurricane i sec released a torrential downpour. >> before hand, romney officially accepted the party nomination in florida. here is more about his focus on job creation. -- after hurricane is it -- isaac. >> it was the climax of a long journey and hard-fought primary campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. am i in an emotional speech, romney highlighted his values as a family man, praising his wife and describe how she raised the couple's five sons. >> i had to travel a lot for my job then. i would call and try to offer support. but every mother knows that does not help get the homework done or get the kids out the door to school. i knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot m
. it will be his last general chance to impair the recovery. nhk world, new york. >> he mentioned the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations in all are taking part. we went aboard a u.s. ship and mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. the vessel was originally used to land troops but has since been equipped with mine sweeping duties. it has been deployed in the region since june. the ship is the center of the naval exercise which is aimed at strengthening the ability to keep shipping lanes open in the persian gulf. iran has threatened to choke off ship traffic passing through the strait of hormuz in the gulf. >> the exercised area is approximately 45 to 50 miles off of bahrain. we are -- how far? 80 miles from the iranian coast. >> reporter: speedboats of the iranian revolutionary guard play a key role in the country's strategies in the persian gulf. crew members practiced firing warning shots while we were on board. in the drill scenario, two suspic
. right now, much of the international community is focused on the conflict in syria. u.s. president barack obama in his address called for world leaders to end the regime of bashar al assad. >> the emir of qater, which is reportedly spending symbols -- emir of qatar, reportedly funding rebels, went so far as to say the regime should be taken down. russia and china indicated they have no intention of abandoning assad. >> the conflict in syria overshadowed every other topic at the opening of the general assembly in new york. the u.n. security council remains divided over sanctions against damascus, which have been blocked by syrian allies. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon renewed his call for sanctions against syria. >> this is a serious and growing international -- that to international security. >> he said the council could no longer turn a blind eye to syria where he said the conflict has claimed 27,000 lives. u.s. president barack obama also condemned the violence. >> in syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. if there is a cause that cries out
warrants belarus not to send negative s ignals. they are clear signs china is more comfortable than ever flexing economic and political muscle. >> at the european union-china summit in brussels, the chinese premier laid out two demands. he wants to -- he wants the european union to lift its embargo on trade. >> he says he wants them to look at the country as an economic equal, saying it is time for them to recognize china as a fully fledged market economy. >> they were all smiles, and indeed, the first part of the speech to the participants was cordial. but then came the criticism. >> i must be very frank in saying this -- we have been working hard on lifting the arms embargo and raising our trade status. a solution has been elusive. i deeply regret this. >> then, the live feed of wen's broadcast was cut off on the orders of the chinese delegation. an eu spokesman said he had ended his opening statement and had moved on to private negotiations. these discussions included china's efforts to help the eurozone deal with its debt crisis. wen said the eu needs to do more to implement measures
to a day of rage. police used shipping containers to block the entrance to the u.s. embassy, but demonstrators still try to force their way in. they engaged officers in street battles and were met with batons and tear gas. pakistan's prime minister pleaded for calm earlier in the day but also expressed his understanding of the motives of the demonstrators. >> [inaudible] on the whole belief of 1.5 billion muslims. therefore, this is something that is unacceptable. >> ashraf called it the duty of a muslim to protest, but critics say he did not do enough to counter the violent message of islamist groups. yes to protest, no to violence -- if that was the message, it did not resonate. angry young men fought with police in islamabad's diplomatic district, where a number of western embassies are located. it took hours for the police to restore order. >> let's go live now to pakistan. the u.s. is running television spots in pakistan with secretary of state hillary clinton saying that the government had nothing to do with the film about mohammed. why is that not working to defuse th
months of wrangling deployment of a fleet of u.s. aircraft is about to take place. defense ministry officials say that 12 osprey will be deployed to the u.s. marine corps in okinawa prefecture as early as friday. ahead of the deployment, officials from local municipalities were offered a test ride on the aircraft to ease their concerns. but few have accepted the offer. the test ride will take place on thursday at the air station in yamaguchi prefecture. the osprey is currently undergoing maintenance tests ahead of deployment, but 19 of the 22 invited municipalsies told nhk they have rejected the offer. the officials say they have other commitments. in the city where the aircraft will be deployed officials have denied the offer. they say they don't want to give the impression that they now think the aircraft is safe. officials from three municipalities say they will take the test plight. >>> japanese voters know the name and the political party. their once prime minister had a decades long lock on governing. the ldp is in opposition now, but with an election on the horizon, members e
with eight of the defendants giving life -- given life prison sentences. >> to the u.s., where the democrats are kicking off their convention today with the first speech by michelle obama, with the aim of breaking a deadlock with republicans. >> republicans are sharpening their attacks on president obama after he gave himself an incomplete grade for his management of the u.s. economy in his final rally before accepting the nomination. >> michelle obama is far more popular in the polls than her husband. the first lady is the democrats trump card in the president paused reelection campaign. she is working on the last touches to her speech before the democratic national convention kicks off. voters have cooled to the president and supporters hope she can that obama some much needed sympathy. >> he has been trying to do what he can do. the republicans have been trying to block success, they're blocking everybody's success. >> the important thing is that charlotte shows off its best face and put its best foot forward. >> do it,, do it, let's do it again. >> the obama camp knows it is a struggle t
from iraq and syria. u.s. president barack obama will tell his party and all of america to night why he should stay in the white house another four years. >> the president will take the stage, of course, at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> he will be following some of the biggest names his party has ever known, including a man named bill. >> democrats knew they were in for a treat as bill clinton took to the stage. he is a popular figure. many americans look back fondly to clinton's presidency in the 1990's as a time of low unemployment and a balanced budget. he said his democrat successor barack obama was on the right path. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. >> in his 50-minute speech, clinton threw his full weight behind obama's campaign for a second term in office. >> you must vote, and you must reele
. >> the u.s. ambassador in libya and three other american officials are killed during islamist protests in benghazi. >> in pakistan, nearly 300 people died in a blaze at a clothing factory. germany's top court has approved the eurozone bailout fund with some conditions. the ruling clears up a key hurdle toward resolving the eurozone debt crisis. >> in the landmark decision, the constitutional court overturn legal challenges aimed at preventing the european stability mechanism and the european this compact from becoming law. 37,000 people in germany joined the suit which challenged the constitutionality. >> the plaintiffs claim germany was fighting way to much of parliament's power over the budget. >> all eyes were on the german constitutional court as a judge is prepared to hand down their decision on european stability mechanism. those who filed the suit want to stop the esm's ratification. a high court struck down the injunction, clearing the way for the measure. but the judges set conditions, capping german liability at 190 billion euros and requiring the government must keep parliam
on this other story this week -- the german court that is handing down its decision on the esm. >> the court's's decision will not have a direct impact on the greek bailout -- the court's decision will not have a direct impact on the greek bailout. if the court rules that the bailout fund will go ahead, then the greeks will see that as a sign that european leaders want greece to stay in the e.u. it is against them, greece will see that the pot of money that is going to be available -- if it is against them, greece will see that the pot of money that is going to be available will be less. >> stocks in europe took a breather on monday after a big rally at the end of last week. our correspondent has more from frankfurt. >> people on the floor were nervous and optimistic at the same time. share prices went this way and that way. in the end, there was not much movement in the dax. at the same time, there was optimism -- optimism on the promise of a european central bank to buy lots of government bonds of countries. above all, the optimism, the hope that the csn would be given the go-ahead -- the esm
struck in western cluster rica. the atmosphere was 80 kilometers. the u.s. geological survey has issued a tsunami warning. local television stations showed images of shaking buildings. power was cut in some parts of the capital, san jose. then, there have been no reports of damage of casualties so far. we're joined by our correspondent from san jose. can you update us on the situation on the ground at the moment? >> yes, of course, thank you. authorities are calling on the population to remain calm. the only death was a 52-year-old woman who suffered a heart attack. because of a nervous crisis that led to her death. also, there were several people injured because of falling objects in their houses. we also have two main road collapses. the authorities are trying to remove buildings from landslides in the country. this is the main tourist province of our country. >> considering that it was a 7.6 quake, which is quite serious, it does seem that coaster rica -- costa rica seems to have gotten off fairly lightly. >> it seems to be our seismic code for buildings is very strong. our regulatio
to be taken care of. >> some ambassadors on the security council have little positive to say about the u.n.'s role in syria. they're frustrated by gridlock in the council and in the wider un. >> the fact is that so far, everybody has failed, from the secretary-general to security council. >> that view is shared by many people outside the un. with the crisis in syria deepening, faith in the united nations is being put to the test. >> the un, of course, has been involved in dozens of peacekeeping operations of the past half century, and the global community is at the moment very divided on how to proceed on syria. >> the un record on interventions is mixed. while some missions have been successful, there are other painful memories of times when the u.n. failed to act on its peacekeepers failed to protect those most at risk -- or its peacekeepers failed to protect those most at risk. >> a genocide unfolds before the eyes of the world. bosnia one year later. thousands are massacred. u.n. peacekeepers do not intervene here either. syria 2012. president bashar al assad orders his army to bomb civil
the revelation of a cover-up of over one-billion-euro investment losses stretching back to the 1990's. >> it will take a full two years before the european automotive sector experiences a rebound. that is the word from ceo's at the paris auto show. >> carmakers dealing with economic gloom and weak demand in the consumer sector. they say more plant shutdowns and layoffs are inevitable. >> customers remain hesitant, but manufacturers are rolling out exciting new models. >> the peugot onyx is being called the super car. its hybrid engine generates 600 horsepower, but for everyday use, the new 2 08 might be more suitable. peugeot hopes the car will be a moneymaker. they fail to look beyond european markets for too long. >> we have been growing in terms of international market share, so a few years ago, we had 30% of our products out of europe. now we have more than 50% of our sales. we have two strategy products that will be launching in international markets. this is the way we are diversifying, and we are reacting in order to fight to get better results. >> right now, it is doing better
to help the u.s. economy until it shows a real improvement field risk appetite. this leads to profit-taking. even better than expected economic news could not improve the mood here. sentiment improved for the first time in four months, but the market is not driven by that. the german dax is down 0.6%. the dow jones, barely unchanged, but the bureau is under pressure. >> thank you. >> one of europe's most important route -- most important museums, the louvre and paris, has an entire wing dedicated to islamic art. >> the french president used the occasion to denounce muslims who destroyed ancient shrines. he says islam is more tolerant than the extremists to climb to speak for it. >> the museum on thousands of cultural treasures from the islamic world which will not be on display for the public. >> the new islamic wing of the world famous museum was officially opened by the french president. islamic art works from the islamic world that have been collected over hundreds of years have their own building on the grounds. it's enough space to display 3000 objects, three times more than usu
has the world's largest muslim population. people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in islamabad and karachi. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan when u.s. air strikes regularly caused civilian casualties. in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert in case of more demonstrations. >>> eurozone finance ministers have failed to decide on conditions providing for national supporter spain and other countries struggling under heavy debt in the single currency block. the ministers of the 17 member nations gathered in the capital to discuss terms for buying the government bonds of countries using the eurozone's bailout fund. but they put off making a decision as they had not asked for a bailout. spanish officials are reportedly considering asked for more financial support. but
to be released on sunday. u.s. president barack obama argued his second term at the conclusion of the democratic party's national convention in charlotte, north carolina. in his prime time speech, sepg the party nomination, he stated that voters will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. nhk world reports. >> reporter: move forward, not backwards. build on progress, don't diverse it. president barack obama aimed to impress on the nation that electing him means to choose the future and that mitt romney is a relic from the past. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney's prescription to get the economy back on track is a mix of smaller government, tax cuts for the rich and less regulation. president obama says he will increase taxes for the wealthy, continue regulating wall street and spend more to create jobs. he says voters will have to choose between supporting the middle class and the rich. >> the choice you face won't just be between tw
their citizens to stay on the alert in case of more demonstrations. >>> u.s. forces and their allies are out on the water in the persian gulf carrying out mine sweeping exercises. american officials say the drills are for defensive purposes but iran's leaders don't buy that. the iranians put on their own show of strength ahead of the weekend. >> reporter: iranian military is showing off. members paraded missiles through the streets. one of iran's largest military parades is being held here in tehran. president ahmadinejad has personally attended and held a speech. weapons are only part of this event. iranian leaders are also armed with strong words. >> translator: they devise plans, these uncultured scientists in order to save themselves. to create crises, make divisions. the world must know even today the great nation of iran is standing to defend its rights. >> reporter: iran is under enormous pressure to stop its nuclear development. which it says is for peaceful purposes. but western nations believe the country is trying to build a weapon. they've imposed sanctions. prices have skyrocket
as possible. >>> u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says he's not ruling out the possibility of more action to boost the economy. bernanke laid out his view of the economy in a speech to officials from central banks around the world. he said he's gravely concerned about the weak job market. he said fed officials stand ready to take more action, but didn't say when they would act. bernanke said inflation could rise if fed officials buy government bonds. still, he said they shouldn't rule out the option. now for an insight into bernanke's remarks, we spoke with bruce kausman. he is chief economist at jpmorgan chase bank in new york. he thinks the fed will announce more quantitative easing in a couple of weeks. >> ben bernanke ended his speech, expressing grave concern posed by the weakness in the labor market and the enormous suffering and waste of human talent. i think what it does is it makes it clear that the chairman at least has no intention of easing up on his resolve to continue to work toward fostering an economic recovery in the labor market. after today's speech, we remain of
. his former aide temporarily fled to the u.s. consulate in february. officials cited bo for discipline. they suspended him from the post he held in the bureau. then in july, police charged bo's wife and her aide with murdering businessman haywood. hounded her in august. the state run news agency says that in the haywood case, bo abused his powers. making a decision on both future frees up chinese leaders to focus on the transition of power. delegates from across the country will convene in beijing to attend november's congress. the meeting happens every five years. delegates to the 18th congress on the communist party are expected to approve new policies. they will also appoint the next generation of party leaders. vice president ping is ready to succeed jintao. observers are focusing on how both will affect the party's new leadership appointments at the upcoming party congress. michitaka yamaoka, nhk world, beijing. >>> now on a lighter note, a claim that da vinci created an earlier version of the mona lisa. presented what they claim is the predecessor of the masterpiece. they say exp
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